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Re-engineer the complete corporate trust and agency landscape for a Global Investment Bank

Re-engineer the complete corporate trust and agency landscape for a Global Investment Bank

Business Need

  • Use SOA - a framework to build an extensible collection of Web Services to achieve long-term architectural flexibility, agility and interoperability
  • Reduce Time-to-Market on project and application deliveries
  • Lower maintenance costs and lesser time to support
  • Decrease operational risk due to dependence on legacy technologies which were not supported by vendors

HCL Solution

  • Re-engineering the Corporate Trust and Agency landscape
  • Re-architect and Re-build CTAS applications currently deployed in the FoxPro and VB/SQL Server environment to Thin Client Web Interfaces on .NET platform
  • Database
    • Upgrade from SQL 6.5 or SQL 7.0 to SQL 2000
    • Database creation and data migration for Foxpro applications
  • Documentation - Quick User Guide, General Architecture documents
  • Support UAT and Production roll-overs

Challenges

  • Consolidate Architecture
    • Reduce Applications & Application Interfaces
    • Establish Core Infrastructure Services
      • Authentication & Authorization
      • Secure File Exchange & Reporting
      • Exception Handling, Monitoring and Alerting
  • Change the “app-focused” mind-set
    • Training on Object Oriented Development and Object Modelling
    • Amend the software development lifecycle to incorporate design reviews
  • Establish Development Standards & Best Practices
    • Document Repository
    • Governance

Client Benefits

  • Reduced server inventory (by 50%) due to decommissioning of Windows NT servers
  • Reduction in the number of platforms and niche skills required to support these applications
  • Innovative quality standards and practices through CMMi Level 5 processes across support and development projects
  • Person independent and reduced KT efforts due to reusables, standards, guidelines etc
  • Any future up-gradations to the application would be easy as Microsoft.Net allows business assemblies and data assemblies to be upgraded without any down time
  • Users in a global organization like the Client’s can access their applications from any Client locations world wide
  • Reduced operational risk due to migration of applications from legacy to .NET environment

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